20th Anniversary Celebration –
Annual Tribute Luncheon and Symposium
The 2015 Annual Tribute Luncheon and 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015. At this event, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) assembles more than 1,600 attendees who come together to honor and celebrate women who have made significant contributions to the Memphis community. The Luncheon and Symposium consists of three interrelated events: the Legends Award Reception, the Annual Tribute Luncheon and the Youth Leadership Forum. All proceeds from the celebration benefit the annual grant-making of the Foundation.
The Legends Award Reception will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
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A Free Community Concert – May 16, 2015
There is a rumbling in the heart of Memphis with pockets of creative energy bubbling up everywhere – Crosstown, Soulsville, Overton Square, Broad Avenue, The Great River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge, the Pyramid at Pinch, Beale Street Landing, Cooper-Young, South Main, Overton Park Conservancy, Shelby Farms and the Green Line connecting us all! Often such new life abounds when the “cultural creatives” are drawn to the arts where innovation and new sustainable forms emerge to enhance the quality of life for all. Memphis is experiencing a true renaissance, and a concert is being born in the spirit of this reality our community is experiencing and celebrating.
Amidst this surge of fostering change is Mei-Ann’s Circle of Friends (MACF), a formidable philanthropy group of 150 caring, diverse women whose mission is to be an instrument of intentional inclusion through the performing arts. The Circle uses Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) as its “stage.” The group has an opportunity to expand and deepen its work in the community through collaboration for MSO with New Ballet Ensemble (NBE) and the Levitt Shell with a free community concert, MEMPHIS RENAISSANCE, on May 16, 2015, conducted by Music Director Mei-Ann Chen. The event will launch the summer concert series at the Levitt Shell.
Power of the Purse Auction
Thank you to all who attended the Power of the Purse™ Auction on Thursday, October 23 at the Chickasaw Country Club (3395 Galloway Ave.) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. It was a memorable evening of fun, food and fashion! Thank you to all of our event and gift in kind sponsors. We also want to thank our committee co-chairs, Karen Johnston and Barrie Wexner-Wurzburg. Because of your hard work, the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis can continue to support and invest in programs to serve more than 16,000 women.